Originally Posted by HotTubJohnny
I just picked up the 671 on the amazon deal. Everything seems pretty nice, but i'm hitting the above-described 1080i problem the first day using it. It's really bad.
Has anybody come across a fix for this? I could lock my directv box to 720p, but i really shouldn't have to do that. I'd prefer to pass 1080i when that's what is being broadcast.
I have a directv HR-34 with the latest software.
I may have to return this receiver if there's no solution.
My testing seems conclusive, and i think i have a solution i can live with.
The directv box switching from another resolution to 1080i is what the yamaha isn't handling well, causing the video glitches. 1080i itself isn't a problem, as long as that's the only resolution coming through on that input.
On the directv boxes, you can choose output resolutions, and choose whether to use "native", switching resolutions depending on what's being broadcast. I can lock the box to 1080i, which i'm fine with, and avoid the video issues with the yamaha.
It's annoying that we have to deal with these bugs, but as long as the solution holds up it's not a dealbreaker.
I'm liking the sound so far and loving the networking capabilities. SiriusXM internet radio, pandora, streaming from PCs, and the android/web control have worked flawlessly.
I'm looking forward to some more audio tweaking soon.